WHAT IS DEFRAG?
When Defrag started ten years ago in 2006, cloud computing was in its infancy, APIs were little known outside of a few engineers, and the Internet of Things, drones and robotics were the things of science fiction.
With nine years gone by, as the “big think” topics of the technology industry have grown, so has Defrag grown into the intimate event for strategically-oriented technologists, and C-level leaders.
At Defrag, we explore the frontiers of technology’s intersections with society, government, education, healthcare, and commerce through discussions and sessions rooted in topics like cloud computing, APIs, mobile technologies, big data, devops, the internet of things, and next generation human computer interaction.
Defrag’s intimacy, careful curation, and focus on providing an unparalleled attendee experience, offer a one-of-a-kind opportunity for the busy leaders of technology to gather together, make valuable connections, and inspire each other with insight, foresight and new learnings.
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Defrag will be held at the beautiful Omni Interlocken Resort
in Denver (Broomfield), Colorado on Nov 25th-26th, 2016.
The Four-Diamond, award-winning Omni Interlocken Resort welcomes you to a retreat into modern luxury. Nestled against the backdrop of the Rocky Mountains, this year-round Colorado resort near Denver offers a wealth of on-site pleasures.
Golfers will love our challenging 27-hole championship golf course, ranked Third Best Course in the Rocky Mountain region by Golf Magazine (April 2008 edition), with its striking scenery and more than 400 feet of elevation changes. Or escape into a sanctuary of relaxation in Mokara Spa or our two outdoor pools and whirlpool and you will discover how even the smallest touches define first-class luxury.
The Omni Interlocken Resort’s 390 deluxe accommodations and suites are elegantly appointed and full of modern amenities. With its stunning panoramic views of the mountains or valley, unmatched luxuries and the essence of snow-capped mountain tranquility, the Omni Interlocken Resort is sure to sweep you off your feet.
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Eric Norlin began organizing technology conferences in 1999. In 2002, he became an owner and organizer of Digital ID World, which was acquired by IDG via a joint venture in 2005. More recently, he founded SaaScon (Software as a Services conference) in conjunction with IDG World Expo. He also currently runs the successful Defrag Conference. Eric’s foray into technology began when his father brought home a Commodore 64, evolved into work with the National Security Agency, and transitioned into roles running content for technology conferences, writing articles for technology publications and serving as a vice president of marketing at an identity technology startup (Ping Identity). Eric’s work has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, Inc. Magazine, CNet and NetworkWorld.
Phil Becker has been in the computer industry since 1967 and has his signature on both the Moon and Mars as part of computer communications projects he built for the Apollo and Viking missions. He has created technology to link computers for both the pre-Internet and Internet eras. As an entrepreneur he has built and taken public companies in the computer communications space. In 1992 he founded ISPCON and grew it to be the premiere Internet Service Provider Trade Show. Phil was the former Editor-in-Chief of Digital ID World and former Managing Partner of Digital Identity World, LLC before selling DIDW to IDG in 2007.
Brad Feld is a Managing Director at Foundry Group and Mobius Venture Capital. Prior to Mobius, Brad founded Feld Technologies, which was sold to AmeriData Technologies in 1993, where he became Chief Technology Officer. Brad currently serves on the boards of a number of private companies, including ClickCaster, ePartners, FeedBurner, Gold Systems, Judy’s Book, Lijit, Me.dium, NewsGator, Rally Software, and StillSecure. In addition, he is on the board of The National Center for Women & Information Technology, The Community Foundation Serving Boulder County, and The Colorado Conservation Trust. Brad has previously been a member of the board of directors of the Young Entrepreneurs Organization and founded the Boston and Colorado chapters. He holds Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Management Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.